Credit: Claude Gassian“Exhibitionism,” the first-ever major exhibit focusing on The Rolling Stones, opens to the public today at London’s renowned Saatchi Gallery. The attraction offers a colossal, interactive look at the band’s 54-year history and includes nine themed sections spread across two full floors of the gallery.

The exhibit, which was put together with the band’s full cooperation, features a massive collection of Stones memorabilia, including more than 500 previously unseen artifacts. Items on display include various instruments, original posters and album art, handwritten lyrics, personal diaries and correspondence, costumes and stage props. “Exhibitionism” also will feature unheard audio tracks and rare video clips, film presentations and more.

In a promotional video for “Exhibitionism,” Mick Jagger spoke about why the band decided to put together the display.

“We’ve been thinking about it actually for quite a long time. Collecting things, thinking about, ‘Oh, this would be good. We better save this because we want people to see it,'” he noted. “I think it’s kind of an interesting time to do it. We’ve got enough stuff. In fact, too much stuff.”

Keith Richards added about the exhibit, “There’s some incredibly interesting things that go along with The Rolling Stones, and it’s not necessarily the members themselves. You know, all of the bits and pieces and technology and instruments and stuff.”

According to, among the themed areas are a room dedicated to the band’s guitars and gear, and a re-creation of the rundown, filthy flat in London’s Edith Grove that Jagger, Richards and the late Brian Jones shared during the group’s early days. Another reported highlight is 3-D video of The Stones performing “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” at their July 2013 concert in London’s Hyde Park.

Jagger, Richards, drummer Charlie Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood all attended an advance opening event at the Saatchi Gallery on Monday.

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